Assistant Professor | Barnard College
Francey Russell joined the department in 2019. She works on issues in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed, often overlapping with topics in social philosophy and aesthetics, and drawing from contemporary and historical sources. In terms of figures, she works mostly on Kant and Freud, but also Nietzsche and Cavell. She is writing a book on the concept of self-opacity and its significance for philosophical accounts of agency and moral psychology. Prof. Russell also writes film criticism, and is working on a project on cinematic aesthetics in genre films. Before joining Barnard, Prof. Russell was a Postdoctoral Associate in philosophy and the humanities at Yale University.
BA, Philosophy and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto
MA, Philosophy, New School for Social Research
PhD, Philosophy, University of Chicago